Welcome to Tuesday Tech Talk, bringing you some of the best web sites I’ve found recently, that you can really use! Great sites for this week are all about math, and they are:
Math and Literature
A school district in Texas has created math lessons built around children’s literature books with a math theme. The lessons are organized for K-2 and 3-5, and listed by the title of the book.
IXL Math Practice
IXL provides online math practice for all elementary grades. Practice activities are arranged by grade level and concept, allowing for a great way to differentiate instruction. A free area exists in this subscription site, with a limit of twenty questions per day. Just click on the button that says, “Continue as guest” to access the free questions.
Kids’ Place Houghton Mifflin Math
The Kids’ Place is another great way to differentiate math instruction for your students. A wide variety of interactive lessons are available for all elementary grade levels. Activities are split up according to the units in the Houghton Mifflin Math series, but they’re labeled by concept, pointing you in the right direction as you find the appropriate activities for your students.
Sadlier-Oxford is another publishing company that provides an extensive online resource for math instruction, as well as other subject areas, allowing for differentiation. The “Progress in Math” site is split up into areas for students, family and teachers. The teacher area is for those in districts who have purchased the books, but the student and family areas are accessible by all. Students can practice various skills online, watch animated math tutorials, explore concepts with virtual manipulatives, and review concepts and practice facts with interactive flashcards.
If you like these sites, or the ones from last week, post a comment and share your thoughts with other teachers. What did your students like about the sites? How do you think they helped you, and/or your students?